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WALL-E (styled as WALL•E) is a 2008 post-apocalyptic animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. Featuring a tiny free-willed Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class tasked with cleaning an Earth ravaged by pollution, he falls in love with another robot and travels into space to ensure her survival. The movie was near-universally acclaimed, with the anthropomorphic romance compared to the silent films of yesteryear, and won everything but the Academy Award for Best Picture.
There were a handful of critics, however.
 The wingnut reaction
Not kidding. Never ones to miss an opportunity to look like laughingstocks, American conservatives immediately went on a witchhunt over WALL-E's "political" message. Angered by the portrayal of a consumer society gone wrong, sites from the National Review to RedState, to such luminaries as Glenn Beck and Jonah Goldberg, decried the film as having a "Marxist, Eco-Theological world view," "fascistic elements," "Bush Derangement Syndrome," "Malthusian fear-mongering," "leftist propaganda" and that "Goebbels [has] reached all the way to California." Boycotts were called.
Noticing the potential Streisand effect developing, other right-leaning commentators declared their support for WALL-E and its commitment to family values. Prepare your irony meters: one look at the Wikipedia pages of the production staff imply devout Christianity (at least one actor a McCain supporter), and traces of Biblical influence are rampant. There was a reason his love interest was named EVE, for fuck's sake.
- ↑ Rotten Tomatoes
- ↑ All those awards...
- ↑ Learning to throw the trash in the right place, not get morbidly obese from McDonald's and addicted to the Internet is too much, apparently.
- ↑ Conservative critics blast Wall•E, Christian Science Monitor
- ↑ Another Brick in the ‘WALL-E’, The New York Times
- ↑ WALL-E Themes
- ↑ "Classic sci-fi blunders"
- ↑ Approaching “Wall-E” with Honda’s Uni-Cub personal mobility device, Scientific American
- ↑ WALL-E at Discover Magazine